‘Coming to America,’ an international fashion and business tour, seeks to serve as a platform for Nigerian models to get international exposure.
To this effect, a fashion event was held on Friday at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Over 50 models displayed their talents while several budding designers showcased at the event – which was streamed worldwide.
While addressing guests, Joe Ugonna, founder and president of Global Modeling Concepts, explained the aim of the platform.
“This is an intentional effort for us to present what we consider the crème de le crème of Nigerian models to American based agencies in an effort to bridge the gap and share the beauty of such an amazing country. The best case scenario would be all of the presented models being contracted by the conclusion of the event,” he said.
Yashica Caffee, founder and CEO of Sieylan Creations, further added that the objective of ‘Coming to America’ is “to present the next iconic African models to America”.
“Africa has produced some of the world’s most successful models. ‘Coming to America’ will give undiscovered talent from America, Nigeria and other African countries an opportunity to be discovered.”
After the event, Ugonna told TheCable Lifestyle that, “When we get back to Atlanta, we are going to have a post-production meeting with our team, and go over the list again, look at it, make suggestions and let people know the shortlisted models”.
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